Saturday, June 13, 2009

Revitalizing your back yard

A nice piece in the Washington Post by Stephanie Cavanaugh looks at people who are Trading the Tool Shed for a Party Space. Here's a snippet:
"Most backyard buildings are utilitarian, housing tools or cars. But some homeowners don't stop there, renovating existing structures or creating new ones to make spots to lounge, party, write or put up extra guests. They have found inspiration in tents, sheds and even boats. While simple tents and drapes can start at less than $100, more imaginative structures can run into the thousands."
There's a really nice photo gallery which includes the rather splendid pool house above belonging to Washington real estate broker Suzanne Winter and her late husband Jack Rose, and Ms Winter's refurbished shed-turned-guest cottage below.

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